I agree with Aztar that we don't necessarily need him because our centers are solid. I do like Dedmon and prefer him to guys like Noel, however.
While our centers are "solid," Davis and Boogie torched them, showing we are weak against stronger centers. One wrong playoff matchup and we could be done. I'm intrigued by Dedmon as a long, defensively capable big getting 10 and 8 in 22 MPG, but definitely not overpaying for him. I'd consider a 2nd rounder.
That said, I don't think Dedmon would have been able to stop Davis, but he does give us a different look.
For the life of me, after the Pelicans game, I cannot see how anyone could think "our centers are solid". Cousins and Davis raped them at will in front of 2M people. And Horford smiled.
Brrrrr, even though I am in Croatia, I am freezing out of fear of these 2 players.
DMC that already secured career losing record - 329L:202W. Brrrr. - 127 freezing degrees.
I am also scared he might not finish every other game he was supposed to play in, be it for ejection, 6th foul, his teams or leagues suspension or injury reasons. And one more, his coach might bench him in the clutch (just as he did vs us) as he doesn't show any defensive effort. Wide shelf to choose from.
AD and whole 4 (0W-4L) games of his playoff career are also frightening.
It truly makes me think we could meet in the finals 6 months from now, and that their frontcourt will destroy us.
Even if they somehow make the playoffs this year, someone will mop the floor with them in the 1st round.
We are in the East!
What centers are scary?
Which one is better than AL?
Gortat? Henson? Kelly Olynyk?